Jamie Carragher says Tottenham could have appointed 45-year-old manager, but they were 'unconvinced
Jamie Carragher has been raving about Eddie Howe and Newcastle and has questioned why the likes of Tottenham didn’t appoint the Englishman.
Writing in his regular column for The Telegraph, Carragher has claimed Howe is his manager of the year for 2022 after getting Newcastle to within touching distance of a title challenge. Currently, The Magpies sit in the top four and hammered Leicester on Boxing Day to further their credentials.
Of course, Newcastle doing so well means a club like Tottenham, Man United or Chelsea is likely to miss out on a top four spot. And according to Carragher, Tottenham themselves could have actually had Howe in charge.
Carragher writes in his column how the likes of ‘Tottenham, Everton, and Aston Villa could all have recruited him but for whatever reason felt unconvinced’.
As we know, Tottenham are in the mix for the top four themselves but are struggling for consistency and dropped points themselves when games resumed this week. Antonio Conte has cut a divisive figure at times, and has built a reputation at Spurs that some are warming to and others dislike.
Howe, meanwhile, seems to have the love of the northeast.
TBR’s View: Howe at Tottenham would have been interesting indeed
Carragher’s comments here are spot on really. Nobody expected Howe to have the impact he has had at Newcastle so quickly and in a way, that’s probably why Tottenham didn’t go for him.
Daniel Levy wanted instant results and appointing someone like Howe would have been seen as a more long-term appointment. His decision to bring Antonio Conte in was with the target of winning something quickly.
However, as Carragher hints at, Tottenham and others might now be regretting ignoring Howe.
If he carries on as he is with Newcastle, it will be interesting to see if he does indeed attract an even bigger job down the line.
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